KULAI: Crying and urinating. That is one of the reactions that can be witnessed by a couple who were arrested for adultery in the 2023 New Year’s Threshold Op that was conducted Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAIJ) in this area, last night.
The director, Datuk Md. Rofiki Shamsudin said, continuing the operation which was carried out for about three hours in 10 separate locations, a total of 15 couples were arrested.
All those arrested involved 15 men and 15 women aged between 22 and 38 years.
“The arrested individuals consist of 18 local citizens and 12 foreigners involving Indonesians, Nepalese and Bangladeshis.
“The purpose of Op Ambang Tahun Baru 2023 was held to combat immoral acts and immoral activities from continuing to spread.
“Usually during the holiday celebration we will hold it, because usually those who are involved in this kind of offense choose the date of the public holiday. So, we implement as needed,” he said in a press conference after the operation.
Add Md. Rofiki, all of them are taken action in accordance with Section 27 (1) of the Syariah Criminal Offenses Enactment (Johor State) 1997 and if found guilty can be fined not more than RM3,000 or imprisoned not more than two years or both.
Throughout the year 2022, his party has carried out a total of 1,692 operations with a total of 655 individuals involved in various sharia crimes have been arrested.
“This operation was carried out throughout Johor with the number of cases found to increase in 2022 compared to 2021.
“Accordingly, we will continue this enforcement effort in addition to increasing various prevention programs including programs in schools,” he said. – MESSENGER
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